Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy SP3 - Strategic Approach to Economic Development (MM4)

Amend Policy SP3 - Strategic Approach to Economic Development as follows:

Job growth and economic prosperity will be supported in order to enable the achievement of a sustainable economy with the intention to deliver 66 63 ha of new employment land and a total of 11,100 jobs in the Borough between 2014 and 2030. This will be achieved by the following measures:

a) The promotion and development of the employment locations identified within this Local Plan;

b) The appropriate retention of the existing industrial/commercial/business land, premises and estates in accordance with policy EMP2;

c) The maximisation of town centre employment opportunities in accordance with the strategic approach to the town centre set out in this Local Plan

d) Taking a positive approach that reflects a presumption in favour of sustainable to economic development;

e) Promoting appropriate rural employment opportunities in sustainable locations in accordance with policies EMP3, EMP4 and EMP5

f)  Improving skills in the workforce